A friend invited me to a start-up's open house, and I thought "yeah, it'd be good for me to be a person and see what other people in town are up to and what the space is like."
And then the sinking feeling in my chest caught up to me, as I thought about how it's also a recruiting event for the company, and I'd be expected to talk to people about what I am and am not doing and about the prospect of working for their venture-funded buzzword enterprise and ...
I don't know how to go back to work in this industry, and I don't know how people work anywhere else.
@keturn Ah, I know that feeling! 😕